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Robust control and state estimation via limited capacity communication networks

Telecommunication networks become major parts in modern complex control systems recently. They provide many advantages over conventional point-to-point connections, such as the simplification on installation and maintenance with comparatively low cost and the nature requirement of wireless communication in remote control systems. In practice, limited resource networks are shared by multiple controllers, sensors and actuators, and they may need to serve some other information unrelated to control purpose. Consequently, the control system design in networked control systems should be revised by taking communication constraints, for example, finite precision data, time delay and noise in transmission, into account. This thesis studies the robust control and state estimation of uncertain systems, when feedback information is sent via limited capacity communication channels. It focuses on the problem of finite precision data due to the communication constraints. The proposed schemes are based on the robust set-valued state estimation and the optimal control techniques. A state estimation problem of linear uncertain system is studied first. In this problem, we propose an algorithm called coder-decoder for uncertain systems. The coder encodes the observed output into a finite-length codeword and sends it to the decoder that generates the estimated state based on the received codeword. As an illustration, we apply the results in state estimation problem to a precision missile guidance problem using sensor fusion. In this problem, the information obtained from remote sensors is transmitted through limited capacity communication networks to the guided missile. Next, we study a stabilization problem of linear uncertain systems with state feedback. In this problem, the coder-controller scheme is developed to asymptotically stabilize the uncertain systems via limited capacity communication channels. The coder encodes the full state variable into a finite-length codeword and sends it to the controller that drives the system state to the origin. To achieve the asymptotic stability, we use a dynamic quantizer so that quantization noise converges to zero. The results in both state estimation and stabilization problems can handle the problem of finite data rate communication networks in control systems.
Date January 2006
CreatorsMalyavej, Veerachai, Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW
PublisherAwarded by:University of New South Wales. Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
Source SetsAustraliasian Digital Theses Program
Detected LanguageEnglish
RightsCopyright Veerachai Malyavej,

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